Meditation may help curb smoking habit

The Sun Daily-Malaysia-'We found that participants who received IBMT training also experienced a significant decrease in their craving for cigarettes,' said coauthor Yi-Yuan Tang of Texas Tech University.

A US study announced Sunday and published last week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that after a few hours of meditation, smokers puffed significantly less and showed increased activity in areas of the brain associated with self-control.

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"We found that participants who received IBMT training also experienced a significant decrease in their craving for cigarettes," said coauthor Yi-Yuan Tang of Texas Tech University.

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